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David Slade
Senior Vice President and General Counsel | General Counsel
Portrait of David Slade next to an American Flag

David Slade was appointed to General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) on May 13, 2019. 

Previous to his appointment, Mr. Slade was the Senior Partner of the Washington DC office of Allen & Overy LLP, where he spent 23 years.  He has extensive experience representing export credit agencies, multilateral development banks and other development finance institutions, as well as private sector sources of finance.  Mr. Slade has focused on many different infrastructure, petroleum, telecommunications, and renewable energy projects in the Middle East, China, Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas.  His most recent focus has been working in conjunction with development finance institutions to develop new co-lending and capital markets products designed to raise billions of dollars from insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other alternative sources of finance for infrastructure projects in emerging markets. 

In 1980, Mr. Slade graduated with dual degrees: a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York the following year and admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 2012.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1976.